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G'day guys, wondering about the fuel consumption for a 2010 GXL cruiser ute on the CSR, are the standard tanks enough plus a couple of jerry cans? Also thinking about getting another 100L tank made up to go underneath. Have already organised our fuel drop. Would like anyone who has done it in the new V8 to help me out with total litres. Just upgraded from the faithful old 2000 hilux and as yet haven't done a huge amount of 4wding in the new ute. New member here. been reading bits and pieces on this site for awhile, finally got around to signing up. Thanks all
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 07:32

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 07:32
I have just finished the CSR and I did have 3 V8 Toyota's in the convey. 1x 200Series and 2x V8 Utes.

All the vehicles managed the trip without any problems and returned an average better than 18lt per 10klm.

Most of the time I was in 3rd gear high range doing 40kph on the flat and back to 1st gear high range going over the dunes. Tyre pressure was adjusted to suit the sand and weight of the vehicle.
We had a great time as the conditions were very good this year because of the late rain.

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Follow Up By: Old Dave - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 09:50

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 09:50
Hi wayne.

18lt per 10klm that would be one expensive trip LOL LOL

Regards Dave.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 09:58

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 09:58

You win the prize for picking up on the mistake that I made.

Should have been 18lt per 100 klm.

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Reply By: Members - Bow & Nan - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 09:18

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 09:18
Just back from the CSR, one group picked up water in diesel at the fuel drop at well 23. Had to be towed into well 33.

My 200 series used 198L of diesel between Wiluna and well 33.
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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 09:36

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 09:36

As per the others I have just got back, cant comment on fuel for a Cruiser as I have a Nissan. But I found consumption North to South to be similar to what I got on the highway from perth to Halls Creek before I started.

Even though 4wd may increase the consumption there are lots of streches where you are travelling at just over idling speed and not using a lot of fuel.

The others in the party also got similar consumption to the highway as well. And from people I spoke to out there also generally confirmed this.

Also for interest we had 2 landcruisers (1 x 4.2 turbo and 1 non turbo) a 2.8lt GU that were not towing anything that all between Bililuna and well 33 used the same amount of fuel (within 1 litre). That was 100ltrs.

The fuel at well 33 although expensive at $3.20 a litre means that you can top up and not have to carry as much. And you only have to buy what you need.

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Reply By: Land Cruisers - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 11:39

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 11:39
Hi Guys

Thanks for all the advice, was a little unsure of consumption based on highway driving - you've eased my mind. You did have me a bit worried for a second there Wayne with your 18lt to 10kms!! Looking forward to our trip! Been dreaming of it since I was a little tacker.
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Reply By: 80cruiser - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 14:52

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011 at 14:52
Different vehichle but thought I would share anyway Completed the CSR early June 2011 in a petrol 80 series landcruiser. Used ~460L over ~2200km with economy of ~21L/100km from Wiluna to Halls Creek in 2 weeks. Awesome trip it is so much more scenic that what I expected. No flat tyres only a broken rear shock mount (which was a previous dodgy welding job from a 4wd shop). Shock was tied back on with a length of 5mm wire and some rope, which lasted to back home a further 6500km.
Opal fuel and diesel was available at Kunnawartji $3.20/L and Billiluna for $2.60/L. Tyre pressures were the key for fuel economy and comfort, ran 18 PSI in fronts and 22 in rears from Well 2 to Stretch Lagoon, just crawled up dunes mostly 1st gear high no need for run ups. Tyre pressures also helped for corrigations and I believe helped prevent tread chipping on those sharp rocks too.
South side of dunes seemed a lot more chopped out as expected the north side of the dunes were steeper and not as bumpy, all pretty easy for a landcruiser. Corrugations well they pretty much vary from bad to pretty bad and occasionally very bad. Best water Georgia Bore. Have a good trip.
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